PSG are reportedly eyeing a Bosman move for the summer of 2020 for Manchester United superstar David de Gea.
According to an exclusive report by Daily Express, Manchester United are set to face another blow in the David de Gea saga. PSG are prepared to wait for a season before securing the services of the Spanish international, who could thus, leave United on a free transfer in the summer transfer window next year.
For years, the one area that had no issues pertaining to it whatsoever at Manchester United was the goalkeeping department. David de Gea had singlehandedly won the Red Devils countless matches, and was awarded the club’s Player of the Year four times, in addition to receiving several other honours.
But, the 2018-19 season was one to forget for the Spaniard, whose struggles at the World Cup did not prove to be a mere blip going into the season with Manchester United. In particular, de Gea made a number of catastrophic errors in the second half of the season, playing his part in their sixth-placed finish in the Premier League.
Despite his shortcomings this past season though, the 28-year-old remains a revered quantity at Manchester United. But, a long-standing contractual impasse has left de Gea’s Old Trafford future up in the air, which has consequently piqued the interest of PSG.
The Ligue 1 champions currently have Alphonse Areola and Gianluigi Buffon as the two regular options in goal, with Kevin Trapp set to return after a successful season on-loan at Eintracht Frankfurt. Despite the talent of the three custodians, it goes without saying that de Gea would easily be an upgrade on all three of them, when on song.
Therefore, it is hardly surprising that PSG are reportedly ready to offer highly lucrative terms to de Gea in order to swoop him away from Manchester United, who are unwilling to match his demands of a £400,000-a-week contract, as per the report.
PSG though, are ready to wait for one more year before they launch the offensive for de Gea. The summer of 2020 will see the 28-year-old become a free agent, if he still has not put pen to paper on a new deal with Manchester United, which would then see Les Parisiens sign him with relative ease while helping their cause against the threat of Financial Fair Play sanctions.
Manchester United though, could see the silver lining in this development, if de Gea finds no suitor this summer, seeing as they will get another year to reach an agreement with him over a renewal. If not, they could be left scouring for replacement options soon enough, and it will be interesting to see what the future holds for all three parties involved.